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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eating Penguins

I thought about saving this tasty little tidbit for Foto Friday but since I completely spaced the last one...I'd better get this one out there before it disappears into my archives.

After school, I try to have a fun snack for the kids. Now, before you start thinking what a good mom I am, it's usually some new kind of cookie. Monday it was a straw filled with chocolate milk mix, making the milk you drink turn chocolate in the straw (might have to do a product review on that one...). So imagine my utter surprise when da Boo asked for something that involved vegetables!

With the Man gone on business, we've been having a lot of movie nights (where I let the kids eat dinner on trays while watching a movie). For some odd reason, they love watching VeggieTales Christmas movies, especially "The Toy That Saved Christmas." At the end of the movie, they have lots of bonus features that the kids like to play with. Da Boo discovered they have recipes, too. But not just any recipes: one for the penguins from the movie! The recipe was simple enough (and too cute) so we gave it a try after school yesterday.


What you need:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 large carrot
1 can small olives
1 can jumbo olives
toothpicks
pastry bag

Mix the cream cheese, chives and seasonings together (or you can do what I did and just buy flavored cream cheese). Stuff mixture into pastry bag.

Peel and slice carrot. Taking a small knife, cut a wedge out of each slice. Then cut the jumbo olives down one side.

Using the pastry bag, fill the inside of the jumbo olives, making sure to overflow the cut area. Take the carrot wedge you cut previously and poke it into a small olive (it helped to make a small slice in the olive first).

Place carrot slice flat (feet). Stack stuffed jumbo olive on top (body). Poke toothpick through olive's filling and into the carrot to hold in place. Slide small olive on top (head).


Enjoy! Repeatedly remind children not to eat toothpick...

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad somebody in the world is making these cute little concoctions.

I love to entertain and throw parties, and I thought about making these for my cookie exchange this year. But I didn't want to get crap about how ridiculous and Martha Stewart-like I am, so I'm not doing it.

They are adorable!

North Dakota Ward's said...

What a great idea. So CUTE!!! We love veggie tales too. I will have to make these.

Deborah said...

Those were way cute! I think they would be great for Christmas parties. And it's such a cool way to make veggies look desirable for kids to eat. I need all the help I can get in that department. How did your kids like them?

Jessica G. said...

Boo liked them (I liked them, too) but the Boy gagged when he tried his. Then again, he doesn't eat much outside of peanut butter and chicken nuggets...

Tim and Angie said...

Super cute!! I'll have to try them sometime.

Jan said...

Those are so wobbly cute. I love them. It makes my Feet Happy.

Emma said...

Yummy, I love all of those ingredeints and they are so cute!

Nat said...

Those are really cute!

Oh, and I have never played "Don't Eat Pete!"

Stephanie said...

I've made these before! They're so tasty and so cute!

Just found your blog through some blog hopping. I don't usually comment when I'm hopping through blogs like this, but I had to stop and leave you a little hello - first because of those adorable little penguins, and also because you have the SITS button! :-)

Amber said...

You're such a good mom! Someday I'll be cool like you. I can't believe your kids ate them. I'll have to try it for mine.

Jill said...

Those are so cute! I might just have to try them.

I think our boys are on the same diet.

Kristie said...

Those are adorable!! If my kids were adverturous and actually liked vegetables, I might have tried them, but alas, all they will eat is corn!! :) What a fun mom to make those for them!!!

Jessica said...

Those are so cute! I was slightly disapointed that the feet are carrots and not cheese like I assumed. But carrots are good too!

Janell said...

Those are super cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Amanda said...

I don't like olives but those are dang cute:) Can you make something that cute with Chocolate? LOL!

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

That looks like fun. I'll make them some time.
bye bye.♥☺♥

Kenney Crew said...

Love that!!!

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